Fluffy Banana Pudding
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces and chilled
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 4-6 just ripe bananas (yellow, not brown!)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  1. Combine ¾ cup sugar, cornstarch, and kosher salt in a medium saucepan. Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk until well combined. Slowly whisk in the milk until well combined. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened and about 175 degrees. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter, one piece at a time. Add vanilla and whisk to combine. Use a spatula to scrape into a bowl. Press wax or parchment paper down over the surface and refrigerate until completely chilled.
  2. Slice the bananas into ¼ inch slices. Toss with the lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream with the remaining sugar until it reaches soft peaks. Carefully fold ⅔ of the whipped cream into the chilled pudding until light and fluffy.
  4. Place a small amount of the pudding into the bottom of a medium bowl. Follow with a layer of vanilla wafers and a layer of banana. Top with ⅓ of the pudding. Repeat twice, finishing with a layer of pudding. Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/fluffy-banana-pudding/